12 top tips to revamp your bathroom
The bathroom is the one room in the house that treads a fine line between practical and luxurious. It has to store all the toiletries of an entire household, deal with a flurry of activity during peak times of use, and still be the place where you can forget all your troubles in a relaxing bath or shower. It’s a difficult balance, and occasionally bathrooms can begin to look a bit tired and require a bit of TLC.
Luckily, you don’t need a massive overhaul in order to refresh your bathroom. A few quick and easy updates can make all the difference – without breaking the bank.
We’ve collected our top tips that are sure to breathe some life into any bathroom. They can be completed within a couple of hours and you don’t have to have a load of tools, or DIY know-how. What are you waiting for?
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1. Give it a good scrub
A deep clean will ensure your bathroom is looking, and working, at its best. Sometimes small things like descaling your shower head, getting rid of all the black gunk between the tiles and polishing everything until it shines can stop a bathroom feeling tired and makes it look like new.
2. Up the amount of storage
As one of the busiest rooms in the house, the bathroom easily gets filled with clutter. Make sure everything has its place by adding shelves, a few caddies or baskets, or one of our free-standing cabinets. They're stylish, versatile, easy to build and quick to place.
3. Dazzle with a new mirror
An essential part of any bathroom, mirrors can help make the smallest room in your house look bigger than it is. Choose from wall mirrors, mirrored cabinets - offering you hidden storage - and shaving mirrors that can help you get a close up when you need it.
4. Brighten up the bathroom
It’s essential your bathroom is well lit as it’s where the household comes to shave or put on make up. To make sure it’s a bright as you need it to be, check our range of spotlights, downlights, ceiling lights or wall lights to see what’s right for you.
5. Be tempted by new taps
One sure-fire way to update your bathroom is to have sparkling new taps. If yours are looking a bit dull, it’s time to replace. It’s not a difficult job – check out our article on how to fit and repair taps for some help. Choose whether between separates or mixer taps for your basin and bath.
6. Replace the blinds
Window coverings are about more than just privacy in the bathroom, they can help finish off your look by adding colour and texture. Check out our range and choose from curtains, blinds or shutters.
7. Pick out a new shower curtain
An inexpensive way to update the bathroom, shower curtains are fun as well as functional. We love our Pink Flamingos design for a pop of pink colour. So if yours is looking a bit worse for wear or gunky, it’s time for a new one.
8. Refresh your fittings
Why not update some of the functional elements of your bathroom? New towel rails, towel ring or toilet roll holder in a chrome, ceramic or wood finish can make all the difference.
9. Settle on a new toilet seat
You don’t have to stick to the standard white toilet seat. Explore our range and pick from a number of colours and styles (including our Cooke & Lewis Beach Huts design for a bit of seaside fun). Plus, if you choose a soft close option, you’ll never have to hear the lid slam again.
10. Get accessorising
Whether it’s your bath mat, soap dispensers or toothbrush holders, refreshing the little things can add that finishing touch to your bathroom. Choose the right bathroom accessories to complete your bathroom's look.
11. Add some spa luxury
There's not much better than a hot bath lit by candlelight. Add a touch of luxury to your bathroom with a few candles spread around – we have a range of colours and scents that can help complement your bathroom’s theme. An Apple Blossom and Lily Candle from Elizabeth Williams could be just the ticket.